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good morning, america. the dow hits a new high but the president's poll numbers hit a new low as he backs a sweeping new proposal to slash legal immigration in half giving preference to english speakers and skilled workers. >> the notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong. >> fireworks in the briefing room. those massive wildfires turning deadly. a firefighter killed battling the blaze. oregon declaring a state of emergency and flames threatening uc berkeley's campus forcing them to cut power. now a new warning as record temperatures climb even higher this morning. summer camp scare. 40 children rushed to the hospital after a chemical leak in a swimming pool. kids overcome by the fumes. the building forced to evacuate. an investigation now under way. and overnight, the
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terrifying moment a bungee ride malfunctions at a county fair leaving a man dangling upside down. >> why isn't that ladder moving? >> two other people trapped high above filming the whole thing. firefighters coming to the rescue. finally pulling them to safety. we do say good morning, america. that had to be a scary moment at that county fair in california and thankfully everyone including that man is okay. >> can you imagine. he dangled upside down for about 20 minutes. we'll have a lot more on that coming up. we'll begin with the latest from washington where the white house is facing backlash over that plan to cut the number of immigrants in half. heated words in the briefing room over the statue of liberty and its meaning and this comes as a new poll shows the president's approval rating at an all time low, 33%. 61% disapprove.
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>> he will meet with his supporters at a campaign-style rally in west virginia tonight. that coming as questions grow over the new immigration bill and our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has the latest from washington. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, robin. good morning to you. president trump says the legal immigration system in this country has not been fair to american workers and citizens but both republicans and democrats on capitol hill say the impacts on the economy from this proposal would be so negative, it's a nonstarter. fireworks in the white house briefing room. >> the notion that you think that this is a racist bill is so wrong. >> reporter: president trump's senior policy adviser stephen miller pushing a sweeping new immigration proposal, one that would slash legal immigration into the u.s. by half and change a system that allows most legal immigrants to enter the country based on family relation, instead giving admission preference to english speaking and skilled workers. miller sparring with reporters
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over just how far the proposal would go. >> the statue of liberty says give me your tired your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. doesn't say anything about speaking english or being able to be a computer programmer. >> i don't want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the statue of liberty is a symbol of liberty and lighting the world, symbol of american liberty lighting the world. the poem was added later. >> reporter: the white house says the president is making good on a campaign promise. >> the green card reforms in the r.a.i.s.e. act will give american workers a pay raise by reducing unskilled immigration. >> aides brushing off questions about contradictions in the president's own use of immigrant labor at his florida clubs including mar-a-lago. last year the president defending his organization's request for more unskilled workers. >> and during the season it's very, very hard to get employees, in fact, it's almost impossible and what we do is we sometimes have to bring people in. >> reporter: the white house
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also facing tough questions about whether the president told the truth when he claimed to receive phone calls from people who never actually called him. after that political speech to the boy scouts last week -- >> fake media. fake news. >> reporter: the president told "the wall street journal" the head of the boy scouts personally called him to say it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them and they were very thankful. but actually the speech angered so many the boy scouts were forced to issue an apology and yesterday they said there was no phone call. the president also said mexico's president called to praise his work on the border. >> they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they won't get through our border which is the ultimate compliment. >> reporter: mexico also says there was no call. so we asked the white house. >> why did the president say that he received a phone call from the leader of the boy scouts and the president of mexico when he did notty did he lie? >> no, on mexico he was referencing the conversation that they had had at the g20
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summit. in terms of the boy scouts, multiple members of the boy scout leadership following his speech there that day congratulated him, praised him. >> reporter: but the president specifically said he received a phone call from the president of mexico. >> they were direct conversation, not actual phone calls. >> reporter: and the president's making headlines for another reported comment. he reportedly told members of his golf club in bedminster, new jersey, that the white house is, quote, a real dump. well, he is now pushing back on that with a tweet saying, quote, i love the white house, one of the most beautiful buildings, homes, i have ever seen but fake news said i called it a dump. totally untrue. so, robin, he's saying he never made those comments. >> he'll head away from the white house. he is going to have his first extended vacation since taking office, going to be away for a couple of weeks. >> reporter: yeah, robin. it starts tomorrow. he'll be gone for a couple of weeks heading to bedminster, but, look, nothing unusual. most take an extended trip
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around this time. well, he has gone there and there will be construction. major construction happening here at the white house. >> thank you, cecilia. more from jonathan karl. let's start out with the poll we just showed. 33% approval now for the president. all-time low and you see this happening as the president is now focusing solely and really on his core supporters. his hard-core trump supporters like with that immigration announcement yesterday. >> reporter: yeah, he still is popular among republicans and this is clearly aimed at that base because, george, it is not based -- is not aimed at actually passing something. that bill was first introduced by those two republican senators back in february. it still doesn't have any other co-sponsors. i think that if this were brought up for a vote right now in the senate it would be lucky to get more than 30 votes. certainly no chance of actually passing. >> the poll we showed 58% of americans think the president tried to derail or obstruct the russia investigation and these questions over russia, one of the reasons the president really
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had no choice yesterday but to sign that bill that imposed sanctions on russia. >> reporter: yeah, he clearly didn't like it. that signing statement that he issued with it said a number of provisions that were clearly unconstitutional. george, another reason he didn't have a choice is the numbers. look at the numbers. that russia sanctions bill passed 97-2 in the senate and it passed 419-3 in the house. if he had vetoed it, if he decided not to sign it it clearly -- congress could have overridden that. >> and they would have done it. no question. we are seeing signs that general john kelly imposing his control over the white house. we read about that report he's called the attorney general, jeff sessions, assuring him that his job is safe. >> reporter: yes, we know he did that. i'm also told that there's more order in the west wing in terms of meetings, the flow of information in and out of the oval office and, george, there have been some changes on the
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th national security council. three departures of people brought into the national security council by michael flynn way whack in the beginning of this administration clearly some changes there reflected by kelly coming in. >> skwk, thanjon karl, thanks v that dangerous heat wave bringing triple-digit temperatures fueling massive wildfires and ginger is tracking the latest. good morning. >> good morning. we're now at almost 5.5 million acres burned year to date and the state of oregon, the governor there declaring a state of emergency. dozens of large wildfires raining throughout the west. a firefighter killed battling a blaze in montana. 7,000 acres burning in the diamond creek fire in northern washington state. voluntary evacuations at the university of california-berkeley after a brush fire came close to the football stadium. helicopters dropped water from a nearby reservoir. and look at the sky line of portland, oregon, a smoky haze
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blanketing most of the state. check out the before and after of seattle, those are not clouds on the satellite, by the way. that is smoke. all this as the northwest braces for another day of record-breaking heat. a mad rush for fans and ac units. in a region that's not used to this. store shelves empty. hospitals ready for a rare increase of heat-related illnesses. >> we're ready. we have systems in place to call in additional health care workers. >> reporter: and it's not just the afternoon high, the overnight lows in the upper 60s and low 70s, way out of the ordinary for this region. you still see the red flag warnings in place that go all the way through northern california. excessive heat warnings, heat advisories that go south of monterey and air quality is bad and getting worse in a lot of these places from british columbia fires into washington state, some of it making it all the way to minnesota. that historic heat again could see all-time records possible in salem, oregon today at 109, george. >> okay, ginger, thanks very much. turning now to that
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terrifying chemical leak at a ymca pool that sent dozens of children to the hospital struggling to breathe. abc's steve osunsami is on the scene in durham, north carolina. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. this was a frightening moment for parents who had children here. they were watching on tvs in some cases as their kids were being hauled out onto the sidewalk and into the street being treated for chemical exposure. north carolina authorities this morning are trying to explain to parents how a summer camp trip to the pool turned into a hazmat scene where dozens of children had trouble breathing. >> literally smell the chlorine in the air. >> reporter: it happened at the ymca in downtown durham, north carolina. the building had to be evacuated after reports of a chemical leak at its indoor pool. >> some children became gash started complaining about nausea and breathing issues and our camp staff contacted ems and began notifying parents. >> reporter: first responders soon learned that the children were overcome by dangerous
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chemicals leaking from pool equipment that had poured onto the floor. >> real strong smell started coming off the water so after five minutes i got out and all these kids got in. >> reporter: it was sodium hypochlorite, a chlorine-based chemical used as a disinfectant in pools. >> at this point in time that's what it appears to be. >> reporter: 40 children between the ages of 6 and 12 and 2 adults were rushed to local hospitals, struggling to breathe, vomiting and rubbing their eyes. >> all depends on the level of exposure how long you were exposed to it. how severe that might be. >> reporter: the cdc says pool chemical injuries sent 5,000 americans to emergency rooms each year and more than half of those hurt are children. six of the children who appeared to be in the most serious condition at the pool were treated at local hospitals and sent home overnight with their families. the ymca says they're not sure when they'll re-open here and point out that this time they believe the chemicals were spread through the air and not through pool water as you might
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expect. robin. >> all right, steve, glad the children are doing better this morning. this morning we have new details about that tragic explosion at a minneapolis high school. a gas leak collapsing part of the building killing at least two people trapping others inside. abc's alex perez has the latest. >> reporter: overnight authorities working to secure the scene of that explosion that gutted part of this school building. >> we have windows that were blown out, flames and fire and building collapse. >> reporter: 10:20 wednesday morning administrators and students were inside at minnehaha academy in minneapolis, basketball and cross-country practice had just wrapped up when the massive blast went off reducing the middle of portion of the building to rubble. >> there was a huge explosion, smoke went up, knocked most of us kind of back. >> reporter: the explosion authorities say ignited when a crew accidentally pierced a gas line. >> another staff said, hey, you know, we're smelling gas.
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we need everybody out and it was literally seconds after that that there was a big explosion. >> reporter: first responders rushing in searching for survivors. outside frantic parents desperate for any information on their kids. nine adultss rushed to the hospital. >> very lucky. would have been dramatically worse if school was in session. >> reporter: this man walked out alive as he reunited with his wife. >> this is a day of extraordinary heard heartbreak in minneapolis. >> recovering the body of school janitor john carlson. also killed in the explosion school receptionist ruth berg. ♪ overnight, a vigil remembering the woman who had worked at the school for 17 years. and investigators say in some ways they are very lucky. had this happened just a few weeks from now the school would have beening paed with students getting ready for the start of the school year. >> it is still so sad, okay, alex, thanks very much.
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we move on to that giant cyberattack on hbo. the fbi has been called in after new signs that the hack which stole a script from "game of thrones" is far worse than it first appeared and t.j. holmes has the story. >> reporter: good morning. we hear about a massive hack at hbo. not long after the season premiere of their crown jewel "game of thrones" and the concern is immediately that is the season going to be leaked? is it going to ruin it for fans? now it turns out that a few leaked episodes or scripts from "game of thrones" might just be the beginning of hbo's problems. the fbi is now reportedly investigating the massive cyberattack on hbo believed to be the biggest industry hacking ever. >> it's hard for me to fathom. it really is. >> reporter: sunday night hackers stole 1.5 terabytes of data that is seven times bigger than the 2014 attack on sony pictures and equivalent to about 500 hours worth of movies. >> all they know how to do is steal things they can't build or grow themselves. >> reporter: the hacker said the greatest leak of cyberspace era
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just hours after "game of thrones" aired its third episode to a reported 30 million viewers worldwide. the hacker also claimed they accessed the channel's internal network and paille system saying they posted stolen information online but adding to the mystery they did not issue a ransom demand. over night hbo's president told employees we do not believe that our e-mail system as a whole has been compromised but the forensic review is ongoing. >> you better get to work, jon snow. >> reporter: in the past 72 hours "ballers" and "room 104" an written material claiming to be from the final season of "game of thrones" surfaced online. >> the question is, can any company, hbo or not ever be fully hackerproof? they're certainly going to try. >> let me give perspective. 1.5 terabytes goes over our heads. talking about potentially in that much data 100 million pages
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of documents could fit into that data so it wasn't compromised as a whole, the e-mail system, but they don't know how many individual e-mails. could be embarrassing. >> way bigger than the sony hack and that led to weeks of stories. >> in the head of the studio being -- losing a job over it. this could be massive and embarrassing for hbo. >> wow. >> could be. >> thanks very much. >> amy has the other top stories including a medical breakthrough. >> researchers may be one step closer toward preventing inherited diseases. scientists in oregon say they have safely repaired a disease causing gene in human embryos which is a medical first. that gene mutation causes a rare heart disease but they stress for now their work is lab research only. we're going to have a lot more coming up in the 8:00 hour. in the meantime, on wall street the dow is beginning the day at a record high after surging past the 22,000 mark. corporate profits including a strong report from apple fueled those gains, the dow is up 23% since the presidential election.
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but overnight an indication the rally could be fading. global stocks were mostly lower. well, ford engineers are in massachusetts today inspecting police su. versus that have tested positive for carbon monoxide after another crash. in this case an officer passed out behind the wheel of ace ford explorer hitting another vehicle. the officer was hospitalized and ford says police equipment installed in the vehicles could be the problem. hundreds of police suvs have been pulled off the roads across the country. a dramatic crash caught on camera in tyler, texas. take a look at this small plane as it loses control and, wow, crashes onto a highway just yards away from a police car. a student pilot and a flight instructor were injured. and finally, i got to ask, when is the last time you replaced that sponge in your kitchen? well, a new study tested them and because it's the breakfast hour we won't get into any details about what they found but just so you know those sponges are a lot dirtier than you think. rinsing them doesn't kill all the bacteria, even putting it in
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the microwave to sterilize it doesn't work. scientists recommend you should replace your sponge every week and so as soon as i am off the air i am going to the school and buying a teddy supply. i did not know that. >> every week. >> all right. you had to ask. let's get to ginger. flash flooding in the northeast. >> by the way, ben won't let us use sponges for that very reason. quickly flash flooding massachusetts to mariel damaging winds and look at edison, new jersey, damaging winds in chicago. >> reporter: hi, oarchl, ear --
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breaking news, rescue crews pulled a man from the brandywine river in no noose -- new castle county, delaware. we don't know how he got there, but we know he is safe and back to back on dry land. let's go over to matt pellman. >> reporter: this morning at 5:00 a.m., this truck flipped over on the ramp to go east on 422. this morning the ramp is not opened because of the flipped over truck. to get to 422 eastbound go to first avenue or use egypt road at the oaks interchange. slow speeds on the westbound turnpike as we normally do, the
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vehicle fire approaching norristown is gone. there's a bad crash in norristown blocking main street. slow speeds from 42 from lower landing road to 295. on 295 past 42 there's a crash taking out a lane. >> we'll take a short break and come back to your accuweather.
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>> reporter: the sun is up, fog is burning off the region. 70 degrees in philadelphia, standing in the sun it feels muggy. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, a muggy 89 him there's a chance of a spotty drenching showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. not as many as yesterday, but a chance. a couple of more tomorrow and we get better over the weekend. >> that's it for us right now.
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stay here, i'll go ahead. welcome back to "gma." check out that scene from "wonder woman." huge success in the box office. also got a great score on rotten tomatoes. just been talking about it there. that site can make or break a film. you're a fan. >> i check rotten tomatoes before i go or don't go to a movie and a lot use it to decide what they should see. "the emoji movie" saw a lot of success but its tomato meter rating it's at 6%. >> 6? >> yeah like really bad. but it pulled off a huge studio success so we're going to tell you what studios are doing now so you maybe don't use that as a reason why you go or don't go to a movie. >> larry hackett will help us break it down. the white house backing a new bill that would cut legal immigration in half and give
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those priority who speak english and skilled workers that plan sparking fierce backlash but the white house is sticking by it saying it's part of the president's plan to fill his campaign promise. massive wildfires sparking a state of emergency in oregon. turned deadly in montana. firefighters are battling the blaze fueled by record heat out west and now those temperatures are climbing. can you believe it, even higher. >> we'll look at that dramatic rescue in california overnight where three people were stranded on a bungee ride at a county fair. one dangling upside down for 20 minutes and abc's jim avila has the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. august is, of course, the heart of fair season across the country. lots of fun on the midway but overnight up in ventura lots of unwanted excitement. >> all the way back. >> reporter: frightening moments at a county fair in california. a bungee cord ride malfunctioned causing this man to dangle 30 feet in the air for 20 minutes.
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carnivalgoers recording the scene from the ground. 19-year-old robert rodriguez seen twisting and writhing as he hangs by his feet waiting for firefighters to extend a ladder. as the sun set, rescuers slowly bringing him down exhausted, but uninjured. >> i see the ladder coming towards me slowly and the guy i guess loosened me up and i lied down on the ladder and all the firefighter tried to do was unhook me and then he let me relax for a bit. he let me catch my breath. >> reporter: two other men, 25-year-old eddie rodriguez and a fair worker also tuck in the cage above. eddie snapchatting the incident. >> leaning back both hands on the rope. now the courage just to get his feet off the ledge and actually start the descent down. >> reporter: firefighters bringing in ropes to lower them one at a time onto an inflated landing pad. >> he's safe. he's safe. >> reporter: county fairs and
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varona cals under extra scrutiny after last week's deadly accident on the fireball ride at the ohio state fair. fairgoers captured this video of the ride swinging back and forth spinning in the air before the car suddenly snaps off. hurling riders into the air. one man died after falling 50 feet from the ride. no word yet on why the ride stopped in midair. fair officials are investigating. it was opening night and tonight if you've got the stomach for it, the rest of the midway is open. >> you got the stomach. >> you got to be careful at those fairs. >> you sure do. a new report about the dangers of not buckling up, especially if you're in the backseat. a surprising number of adults don't do it. abc's eva pilgrim is in the backseat of a car on the new jersey turnpike with a closer look. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we tell the kids to buckle up no matter what but when it comes to us grown-ups, when we ride here in the backseat, not so much.
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well, if you think you don't have to buckle up new research is now saying you better think again. when you slide in the back of an uber or lyft even even your own car many adults are not doing one critical thing. >> i, my god. >> reporter: buckling up. >> reporter: according to a new survey from the insurance institute for highway safety adults riding in the backseat are far less likely to buckle up than when they're sitting up front. >> we've been telling people for years it's safer in the backseat and should put our children back there but people have gotten a misunderstanding about the safety of the rear seat. >> reporter: experts say you should buckle up on every trip. take a look at this crash, a family not wearing seat belts. the father and son in the backseat violently thrown from their seat. and watch as this unbelted woman on the left goes flying into the window. the other woman in the car was wearing her seat belt. >> when passengers in the
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backseat aren't buckled up they're putting themselves at risk but also putting other people in the vehicle at risk. >> reporter: drivers are twice as likely to be killed in a crash when the left backseat passenger is not wearing a seat belt. watch this crash test demonstration. the unbelted dummy in the backseat slams into the driver who hits the air bag and steering wheel, a 35-mile-per-hour impact. interestingly enough those surveyed said they were more likely to put their seat belt on if their friend was driving than if they were to get into a ride sharing app like uber or lyft. robin. >> oh, my goodness. i mean thank you, eva, for that. that demonstration really incredible. >> you're putting everyone else in the car at risk. not just yourself. >> coming up here the $10 million lawsuit. why kanye is fighting in court to prove he's mentally ill. this weekend at kohl's
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we are back with that blockbuster lawsuit from kanye west, the rapper's erratic behavior causing him to cancel 21 shows landed him in the hospital and now demanding $10 million from his insurance company to pay up for the missed shows. linsey davis has details. >> reporter: good morning. kanye's touring company says it's simple. they paid hundreds of thousands in insurance premiums in the event kanye was unable to complete his concert tour and say now the insurance company doesn't want to pay up and his use of marijuana is their excuse
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not to. kanye west is slapping an insurance company with a multimillion dollar lawsuit. ♪ ♪ can only make me stronger >> reporter: filed by the touring company for west, very good touring claims lloyd's of london failed to pay him nearly $10 million after the rapper's "saint pablo" tour was canceled last year. >> get ready cause the show's over. >> reporter: last november west literally dropped the mic. weeks after he learned midshow his wife had been robbed in paris. >> i'm sorry. there's a family emergency. i have to stop the show. >> reporter: two two days after he was hospitalized for eight days in a neuropsychiatric hospital. in court documents very good touring says west's hospitalization was included in the accidental bodily injury or illness insurance it obtained for his tour. but the insurance company has
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yet to pay the claim. >> kanye might be outrage and everything like that but he did have a physician testify that this was, indeed, real. >> reporter: west's medical condition is unknown. but his occasional outbursts have been well documented from his infamous vma appearance. >> i'm going to let you finish. i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> reporter: to his meandering heart on his sleeve ellen confessionals. >> i'm sorry for the realness. >> reporter: the insurance company allegedly says his eccentricities and even mental health aren't a factor. according to west's attorneys, the insurers suggests his medical condition was caused by smoking marijuana. something west has rapped about in several songs. ♪ just rolled a weed up until i get me some ♪ >> reporter: in a statement to abc news lloyd's of london said we cannot comment on the specifics of this case but the reputation of the market has been built on our meeting obligations quickly and effectively. the touring company says it would like to have a jury settle
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the matter. >> let's talk to dan abrams about it. thank you, linsey. as she said it's simple. he paid a lot of money for insurance. needs them to pay up. >> it's not a frivolous lawsuit. the specific contract says accidental injury or illness that prevents him from performing and it has to be signed off by an independent medical official which they say it has been. also has to be approved by the underwriters. so there is definitely wiggle room there for them to say, okay, even if it's true that an independent doctor signed off on his condition, there are a lot of questions still. how long, remember, he missed something like 21 shows, is the doctor saying that he needed to miss all of them, et cetera. >> right, meanwhile, the insurance company is saying, no, this was about kanye's marijuana use. is that their best argument? >> that's what kanye's team is saying the insurance company did
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say. my guess it's not in the lawsuit that in the contract there's probably an out for drug use and so the insurance company may be saying, look, if there was drug use here, we don't have to pay. the question is going to be can they demonstrate there was drug use, what kind of drug use, those will be the sorts of issues that will have to be determined both before the case starts and if it ultimately goes to trial. >> you think this will go to a jury. >> no, i think it will settle. you know what and lloyd's is already talking in ways that we tend to mediate these things. these are the things we like to resolve and other insurance companies have paid out here so i would expect that there would be a settlement. but that's clearly what lloyd's is pushing for in delaying this payout. >> okay, dan abrams, thanks very much. robin. >> all right, george, thank you. coming up on our big board how hollywood is trying to get you into theaters and stop rotten tomatoes' ratings from spoiling their success. come on back. we are not victims.
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on today's big board rotten tomatoes, that is the site so many check in when they decide whether to see a movie. the scores could make or break a film in some studios are finding a way to get around a rotten rating and get moviegoers to the theaters. nick watt has all those details. >> reporter: rotten tomatoes' ratings cast such a long and large shadow hollywood is fighting back. >> huge mistake. >> reporter: "the emoji movie" just bagged a hefty
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$24.5 million opening weekend despite a tomato meter rating hovering over a dismal 7%. >> wait. what? >> reporter: how? well, sony marketers cleverly embargoed all reviews until just hours before the movie actually opened. so that awful rating posted so late it couldn't destroy opening weekend. >> monkey business. >> reporter: 7% means a pitiful 7% of critics like it, ouch. that should matter, a recent national research group study suggesting seven in ten people say they're less likely to watch a movie with a very slow score. this summer "baywatch" had a low score. "wonder woman" helped by a high one. >> stay here. i'll go ahead. >> reporter: last year fandango began featuring tomato meter scores, and the influence of it
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>> it is 7:56 a.m., we're following breaking news, rescue crews have pulled a man out of the brandywine river in wilmington, delaware. they found a man stranded on the rock near north park drive. it's not clear how he got there. the rescue effort was successful and safe and back on dry land. we'll bring you in details as they come into us. let's go over to matt pellman. >> reporter: good morning, tam, i'm glad he is okay. we're live on 422 eastbound lanes that have been blocked all morning because of a ramp with a flipped over truck. go to first avenue by the casino or the oaks interchange. we have a nasty crash in norristown. main street at hamilton. the vehicle, suv plowed into the
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side of a real estate business. because of this nasty accident all lanes of main street are shut down between forest and buttonwood stay on marshall or germantown pike. a crash in south jersey, two on 295 north of 42. northbound one cleared, southbound is out there. tam. >> thank you, matt now it's time for david in a moment after we take a live look across center city. you can see in the sky that ominous gray. david what are we in for. >> reporter: my middle name is matt, so you're kind of there. 72 degrees, most of us in the 70s and a couple of 60s. allentown 67. it's humid. this afternoon we're warm and muggy, 89. there's a of another surrounded of spotty and drenching
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. wall street hits a new high as the president's poll numbers hit a new low and backs a new proposal that would slash legal immigration in half sparking fireworks in the briefing room. abc news exclusive. americans and prescription pills. we're taking more than any other time in history. the dangers so how can we take control of our health? parenting alert. social media camp. teaching teens how to become online influencers but is it giving kids a leg up and only pushing them to care about their popularity. >> it's never too late to say sorry. justin bieber's apology to his fans finally speaking out after abruptly canceling his tour. what he's saying about his future and his decision to take time off. ♪ plus, halle berry is here
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live. all that as we say good morning, america. good morning, america. sunny thursday here in times square. great to have you all with us. >> since it's thursday that means we have some major "deals & steals" for you. take a look at these precious little babies. daisy with a backpack for your pup and tory has great products. up to 58% off. >> i think our daisy would like that one. first top story in our morning rundown president trump getting behind a new plan that would cut the number of legal immigrants coming to the u.s. in half. that is meeting fierce resistance and cecilia vega has the details. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, george. there has been fierce pushback immediately from both sides of the aisle in congress. this is what this plan would do. it gives admission preference to english speaking immigrants and
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skilled workers coming into the country. the white house says this is president trump making good on a campaign promise but, george, critics are not backing down on this one, even the u.s. chamber of commerce says cutting legal immigration by half would seriously damage the economy and hurt american jobs. now, the president's senior policy adviser stephen miller was in the briefing room. i was in there for that. there were some serious fireworks about this proposal. take a watch. >> the statue of liberty says give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. it doesn't say anything about speaking english or being able to be a computer programmer. >> i don't want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the statue of liberty is a symbol of liberty and light in the world. symbol of american liberty lighting the word. the poem you're referring to was added later is not actually part of the original statue of liberty. >> reporter: yeah, that was just one of the exchanges in there. republicans and democrats in congress are both already opposed to this. many have spoken out publicly about this priority immigration
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right now hardly a top priority, robin. you know, people say they want to look at things like funding the government and tax reform before they talk about immigration there. >> it does seem to be on people's minds. cecilia, thank you. going to turn to the other top story in our morning rundown. that scientific breakthrough, american scientists for the first time have successfully eliminated a genetic disease from human embryos. abc's diane macedo is here with those details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a milestone that could one day erase hereditary conditions. researchers led by a team in oregon fixed a disease causing gene in human embryos. the research targeted a heart defect but experts say in the future the same approach could potentially prevent a whole list of inheritable diseases and if that embryo develops into a person, not only do they not have the condition, they also won't pass it on to their kids. still the revelation is raising ethical concerns that the science may one day be used to create designer babies but the biggest question now is safety and while she's embryos did well they were destroyed early on so
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we need a lot more research before we know how viable this really is in the long run. >> still much work to be done but still at this point. >> always. >> all right. diane, thank you. now amy with the rest of the morning's headlines. good morning, guys. the state of emergency has been declared in oregon as crews battle several wildfires in record heat. the temperature today could hit 109. dozens of fires burning in the west including in montana where a firefighter was killed by a falling tree. today investigators will be at the scene of an explosion that destroyed part of a minnesota private school killing two people and injuring several others. they say construction crews may have ruptured a gas line. a receptionist and a janitor died in that explosion. a manhunt is under way for a northwestern university professor wanted for murder. police in chicago say professor wyndham latham and another man are considered armed and dangerous. the victim found stabbed in his apartment and police say he did know his victim. new detays about a near disaster in san francisco's
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wow! great to be here. great to see everybody up here on this thursday morning. we like to say happy friday eve. >> yes. >> can i show my new friend, kay. one year cancer-free today. one year cancer-free today. so happy for you. [ cheers and applause ] yes, yeah, you did it. you did it. this "pop news" is for you. >> let's do it, everybody. we'll begin with this guy, justin bieber, the 23-year-old singer posting a long and revealing letter on instagram overnight clearly written by him, not his people, speaking out for the very first time after canceling the remainder of his world tour. he says, to fans that, hey, he let his insecurities get the best of him at times but that he is ready to break free from his past mistakes and move forward stronger and healthier, bieber also said he needed, quote, to take some time to be sustainable in my career and to grow into the man i want to be. the husband i eventually want to
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be and the father that i want to be. he finished the note saying, quote, i know this is very grammatically incorrect but it is from the heart and i think there's something special about imperfections. [ applause ] i mean, well said, justin. >> well said. you forget how young he was when he was brought into this and how young he still is. >> still young. >> and so many years to go. >> justin and all you 20-something, insecurity is what ten years is all about. so -- >> when you're a superstar -- is there yeah, and he started so young so good for him. yeah, wish him the best. onward and upward as robin says. also in "pop news," rihanna's clara lionel foundation is teaming up to support children in malawi focus on education, the one kilometer action initiative will fund scholarships for girls through the singer's global scholarship program and donate bikes to make getting to school easier.
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i think that's fantastic. not only the education but here's how you can actually get to that education. the 2017 harvard humanitarian of the year recently shot a documentary on her trip to the african country where she met with student, teachers, government officials as an ambassador for the global partnership of education. i like "pop news" today. >> yeah. 2 for 2. >> feeling it. bring it home, baby. you know what, i am going to bring it home. i love this guy. so ron howard is continuing, it looks like, a beloved tradition casting his little brother clint in a cameo in the still untitled han solo movie. a "star wars" fan asked about including his sib plink and howard replied, quote, you won't be disappointed. you guys know that clint has been in so many movies. we looked it up. ron has directed i think 42 movies and clint has been in
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over 15 of those movies. i think i'm getting it right. i have the stats here, yeah, 16 of more than 30 movies. so more than half. so he's been in "splash," "frost/mixon." he was supposed to be a cameo. turned out to be somewhat of a breakthrough performance in "apollo 13." now the stand-alone hans solo film centered on the early life of the character made famous by harrison ford is scheduled for a may 25th premiere with ron howard at the helm. [ applause ] a little clint thrown in. i think that's so fun. fun to look for him in these roles. he always has a little glimmer in his eye. >> you notice that too. thanks so much. we turn to our exclusive new look at -- a new consumer report. it's a study has been out and it is showing about prescription drug use. it shows a majority of americans are taking pills. more than any other time in our recent history and our senior medical contributor, that's why i walked over to here to be with
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dr. jen ashton. what is it saying? how much are we takeing? >> kind of a report card on our general health, how many prescription medications americans are taking and we're not that healthy. we're not doing that well. we are getting a lot of prescriptions from doctors but i think people are also asking for them a lot so about over 55% of americans taking four or more prescription medications, about 75% of us taking over the counter. we tend to think that doesn't count, it does. and let me show you why that's a problem. ideally you have a symptom and a disease and illness, you take a medication to balance good therapeutic effect with side effects. one medication, you're doing okay. the more you add, it has the potential to tip that balance and maybe treat the condition but also side effects cause all those things really potentially go up. >> you're one of those doctors filling out the prescription forms. so what's the crux of the problem. >> i mean i have a pen and a pad and here's the issue that i see kind of in the trenches.
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problem with extremes. i see a lot of patients on too many meds that they may not need anymore and then i see the other end of the spectrum. i see people who really need prescription medication and are afraid to take it. have been u.s. in -- misinformed. four questions, you're suggested to take a medication ask what are the risks of taking this medication, what are the risks of not taking the medication and what are the benefits of the treatment and what are the benefits of not treating it when you start to ask those questions then it can become a lot more clear whether you actually need it. >> how do we take more control in the amount we're taking? >> document. so starting keep a log of the medications that you're on and then you want to review that log with your health care provider. this can be one of the most important things you do at those visits. i think it's critically important to check for interactions, not just drug/drug interactions but drug/food interactions. good online sites that are free to do that and you want to ask
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your health care provider what is the end point here? some people do need medications indefinitely but others don't and so you want to ask is there a stop point. >> you have to be careful about the topping cold turkey. >> 100%. we say it all the time and you gave great medal advice. you never want to abruptly stop a medication without talking to your health care provider. if you are thinking of stopping speak to that health care provider and/or your pharmacist who is a great resource and come up with a time line. sometimes we taper down a half a dose, every other day or every third day. sleep aid, maybe get a new mattress or meditate. >> we have a "gma" parenting alert now about a new camp in california that's training teens to become internet stars. abc's kayna whitworth has the details. >> business strategy but it's fun. >> reporter: a truly unique summer camp straight out of
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hollywood. ♪ >> reporter: parents from around the world send their kids to southern california in the hopes that they will become the next social media star. it's not cheap. the ten-day immersion camp costing more than $2,000. ♪ this is your world >> reporter: some kids like sofia montero and her 900,000 youtube subscribers are well on their way to internet stardom. >> you want to be -- >> i want to be a singer like big. >> reporter: sisters katelyn and kylie from rural idaho are just beginning their journey. >> we have 16 subscribers. >> reporter: how many would you like to have on youtube? >> i'd like to have like a million. that would be really cool. ♪ i am in misery >> what are you hoping to learn. >> i'm hoping to learn how to market myself better. >> reporter: instagram, a favorite of most of the campers, youtube a close second. most of them expressing their interest in learning how to
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blog. >> i think i want to blog my acting journey. >> uploading videos. >> reporter: studying under youtube star and author michael buckley kids are schooled on how to master social media. >> i thought parent was have such an adverse reaction to this. that really does not seem to be the case. >> there is a disconnect. sometimes between the parents and the kid and why is my kid spending so much time online and i always tell the parent, screen time equals learn time. >> experts caution parents about letting their children create an identity based on internet popularity. >> parents should be wary about creating an online identity that's only about popularity. i want parents to help their kids cultivate an online healthy identity. i want them to connect online and want them to be creative online. i don't want the goal to be completely about how many followers and how much money can i make. >> reporter: for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, los angeles. >> good advice there. now to ginger. >> here on "good morning america," look at this. look at this crowd.
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edwards, 8:27, august 3. let's head over to matt pellman to look at traffic, good morning. >> reporter: i'll tell you, tam, we've had better mornings on 422. 5:00 a.m. arc truck flipped over on the ramp from trooper to go east on 422. it put heavier traffic on egypt road. it's backing up on 422. there's a fender bender in the westbound backlog. you're delayed in both directions and the ramp from trooper is closed. a major mess in norristown a nasty crash, on main street. the suv ended up against a real
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estate agency. main is blocked at forest and buttonwood, marshall or germantown pike are the alternates. we have accidents in new jersey, as well, one on 295 southbound near the black horse pike, jammed solid south of 70. tam. >> let's head outside to david murphy, yet again do you want to take the coat off and go to shirt sleeves? >> reporter: yeah, you do, warm and humid, 70 degrees in philadelphia. it's humid. this afternoon we're going for a high of 89 and like yesterday there's a chance of spotty drenching downpour producing thunderstorms. they will have a tendency to sit in one place or move slowly over any given neighborhood. street flooding is possible. avoid flooded areas. a couple of spotty thunderstorms tomorrow, 89. there could showers in the afternoon, and saturday we're
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expecting an improvement of high of 86. >> coming up on "g.m.a." halle berry, we'll see you in 30, onth. and there's no minimum balance. you're alright with simply right checking from santander bank. ♪ are you feeling alright, baby? ♪
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♪ back to "gma." what a wonderful audience we have and we are happy to have on set this thursday morning a very, very special, beautiful, talented guest. she stars in the intense new thriller. you must see this, "kidnap." give it up for halle berry. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. >> hi. >> halley, nice to see you. >> oh. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. thank you. >> have a seat. >> oh, my goodness. >> i haven't been here since you've had an audience. it's been way too long. it's amazing.
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>> i think you're very comfortable at the anchor desk because that was maybe one route you were going to take at one time. >> i wanted to be comfortable here, yes, i did. it was my passion. i thought that's what i would do with my life. >> did you ever try it? >> did i ever try it? no, not really. but i can try it now. >> yeah. >> i think things have worked out well for her, don't you? the route you took. [ cheers and applause ] i watched this the other night. my heart was pounding. there's one point i put my hand on my chest -- >> i know the scene. >> and i could feel my heart doing this. >> it's every mom's, every parent's, i think worst nightmare so it's real for all of us like what would you do if you saw your child snatched before your eyes close enough to see but too far to do anything about it. what would you really do? you know, and hundreds of kids are kidnapped every day so it's real and it was so real for me being a mom too.
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every day it was visceral. my emotions were here and i just thought the horror and i think like our character every mom would go far. >> it came through on the scene. >> you can really fight. >> i can. how do you know that? how do you know that? >> i've only heard it. >> no, but you really went through training and things like that. >> well, not so much for this movie but i just in general i do hand combat training just i'm the kind of person that if something really goes down i want to be that mom that can really have a fighting chance for my kids and myself. i think every woman should know self-defense and combat training and i think it should be mandatory if you have children, you should learn how to protect yourself. [ applause ] >> but you know, just the way you phrase it when something goes down, like don't mess with halle berry. because if something goes down -- >> not my kids. no. >> should we take a look? >> let's do it.
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>> you guys want to see it? >> yeah. >> oh, my god. >> no. stop. stop. my kid. my kid. >> that was -- oh. [ applause ] i'm telling you. >> the tension that you feel there is nothing. there is -- i mean -- >> but i have to say it's a lot of tension. there's action, action but at the end of the day this mom saves the day and it's so rewarding to see how a woman would do it. i know men save the day all the time and we love our men, i mean, i love men too. been divorced three times so -- you know i do. i do.
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but -- [ applause ] >> but it's nice to see a woman save the day the way we do it with our female sensibility. yeah. >> it's been really exciting. >> this is the umer of the woman. >> yeah, it's the summer of the woman. [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah, ladies. >> great audience for that. you know what, we also see you drive or we think we see you drive in this movie. what is going on. >> i'm playing around there. i'm not really driving. there's this formula 1 race car driver rigged to the top of my minivan and he is controlling the speed and the wheel. i'm just sitting there horrified >> that's got to be scarier. >> it's got to be. >> you're out of control there. >> yeah, and i just get in that is prepared because zero.
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i'm strapped in. i can't even get out if i wanted to. >> you have to have a level of faith in their abilities. >> yeah, so that's real terror we see in your face. >> that's not acting. >> this was terror to me reading this. talk to me about this thing that you did at comic-con. had something to do with a pint of whiskey. >> see, i was going to come here -- yeah, i was going to come here -- >> this might be a typo. a pint of beer, right. >> i was going to come here and challenge you ladies -- >> ooh. >> but i thought it might be a little too early to chug whiskey. but channing tatum dared me in front of thousands to drink a pint of whiskey. >> oh, my god. >> i'm the kind of girl, if you dare me to do something then i just got -- >> challenge accepted. >> i got -- >> that can't be. oh, my goodness.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> how was the rest of the afternoon? >> the rest -- it was awful. the rest of it was a blur and awful. >> so that's a good life lesson, kids. >> good life lesson don't never do that anywhere. >> all of that was for another film. >> yeah. >> called "kingsmen." >> which is getting a lot of buzz. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> first one was so great. >> the first one was amazing. >> look at you. >> oh, god, oh, god, look at that. yeah, the hairdo, man. the hairdo. matthew just knows how to make this movie. it's so -- it's like bond for, you know, the new millennium, i think, bond on 5.0 speed and it's really a fun, fun ride. >> and you know bond. >> i know bond. >> halley, it is always such a pleasure to be in your presence. >> we love this movie. >> "kidnap," one of the sweetest, talented.
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"kidnap" hits theaters tomorrow. coming up, the woman behind a favorite jewelry brand. revealing her secrets to success.
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welcome back on a thursday >> welcome back on thursday, time square. portland oregon made it to 103. this is what they were doing at
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the portland zoo to keep the animals cool. today they will be a few degrees warmer than that. all you have to do is climb into the ice or dive into a cool pool if you're a polar bear. here's a look at what's happening locally. >> reporter: we're looking at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mix of sun and clouds today, 89 warm and humid, like yesterday some of you will see a spotty drenching thunderstorm that could produce isolated street flooding. a little bit more of that tomorrow. about an amazing jewelry brand that's not only thriving worldwide, it's always giving millions of dollars to charities across the globe. so many have alex and ani bracelets on their wrist but you may not realize how impactful it
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is. i recently sat down with its founder and ceo and let me tell you, she is really taking care of business. alex and ani is an american jewelry empire. and it's the vision and creation of carolyn rafaelian. >> what we represent as a brand is positive energy. >> reporter: founded in 2004, the jewelry company turned lifestyle brand includes a now best-selling charm bangle, neck last, rings and accessories featuring the sign, symbols and precious metals. that is a purpose and meaning behind everything. >> uh-huh. >> what do you think it is about your designsy. >> i mean everything we do, it has an element of something meaningful, something if you want to call it spiritual but it's anything that resonates with that person certain. it's alex and ani. it's designed to connect you. this is brilliant. everything has to be so accurate. i love the colors. it's not just slap a symbol on a
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piece of yulery and call it a day. there's so much attention that goes into every single piece we make. sometimes it's, you know, these pieces were made for just a reminder of our own personal empower many. if you want to look down on something you have that reminds you of that then so be it. it did its job. >> reporter: a manufacturer's daughter, carolyn was born into the jewelry business in cranston, rhode island. >> when i hear those machines and i smell the smell of factory, it's something that resonates with my entire dna. >> reporter: manufacturing the american dream. today alex and ani is proudly made in rhode island and here her family's factory and where she got her start. people know you, know your brand a lot because of the bracelets. >> i did not set forth to create this big company. i remember the day i turned around and i realized everybody in that factory was working on my stuff.
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and that's when i had that oh no moment like they are counting on me and within seconds i realized, of course, i would. i count on me. who else would i count on ands that owe how it started and never looked back. >> the way you have carried on the family tradition in so many beautiful way, carolyn, i love the fact that your company named after two of your three daughters. >> these are my babies, the best things that ever happened to me and i wanted to show them that kye is the limit. there's no reason to not excel in anything that you put your mind to. >> what gets through you the challenging times? >> the giggles. you know, just kind of making fun of it. not taking anything too seriously and as fast as this company has been growing it's been a challenge to, you know, keep the essence and the culture intact but it all starts from the top and, you know, i'm responsible to keep that synergy moving and tight and beautiful and growing.
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so, you know, it's been rewarding. >> staying true to who you are. >> uh-huh. i don't know how to do anything else. >> carolyn's passion and drive has paid off. she was recently featured as one of forbes' richest self-made women and alex andny plans to expand to 100 retail stores in 2017. [ cheers ] not to mention their fierce brand loyalty. >> i feel like what i'm doing is aching a difference because i feel the company is making a difference. >> reporter: six years ago carolyn launched charity by design creating unique charms for their 48 nonprofit partners with a portion of the sale donated back to the charity. how did you come up with that concept. >> it was always something that my parents taught us as my entire life, it's something that you just understand the law of the universe, the more you have, the more you have to give. >> to have charity by design give people in recovery a family facing addiction a symbol to wear and to know they're not
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alone, it's an amazing thing. >> we're feeding children around the world. we're giving water to villages that don't have clean water. we're making a difference because we exist. and i can't think of anything more powerful and that really propels everything. >> when i think about over $44 million. that's money that could be in your pocket. could be in your company's pocket. >> yeah, but what good is it there? i couldn't be sitting here with you and be excited about life. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm telling you, and the number is actually higher. $48 million. >> she's given away. >> she's given it away. we would have so much fun hanging out with carolyn. >> i said that. her energy is contagious. i love her vibe. her spirit. >> she is very generous so everybody here in the audience, alex and ani is gifting our audience a charity by design charm bangle designed for the n
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nonprofit. everyone will get one. >> every single one of you. >> you get a bracelet and you get a bracelet. tell them what that organization is. >> so that money goes to providing education and support to children in kenya so enjoy them and know that you are doing good and looking fabulous. [ applause ] >> lara is going to talk to the man behind one of the favorite songs this summer, james arthur is performing live here on "gma." >> thank you. ♪ >> thank you. ♪ you made me feel as though i was enough ♪ ♪ we danced the night away
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ porjing the latest single off his number one album "back
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from the edge," for the first time ever on u.s. television, here is james arthur with "can i be him". [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. ♪ you walked into the room and now my heart has been stolen ♪ ♪ you took me back in time to when i was unbroken ♪ ♪ now you're all i want and i knew it from the very first moment ♪ ♪ 'cause a light came on when i heard that song and i want you
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to sing it again ♪ ♪ i swear that every word you sing you wrote them for me ♪ ♪ like it was a private show but i know you never saw me ♪ ♪ when the lights come on and i'm on my own will you be there to sing it again ♪ ♪ could i be the one you talk about in all your stories can i be him ♪ ♪ oh can i be him
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♪ i heard there was someone but i know he don't deserve you ♪ ♪ no ♪ and if you were mine i'd never let anyone hurt you no i wanna dry those tears want to kiss those lips ♪ ♪ it's all that i've been thinking about oh 'cause a light came on ♪ note when i heard that song and i want you to sing it again ♪ ♪ i swear that every word you sing you wrote them for me ♪ ♪ like it was a private show but i know you never you never saw me baby ♪
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♪ you never saw me when the lights come on ♪ and i'm on my own will you be there to sing it again ♪ ♪ could i be the one you talk about in all your stories ♪ ♪ can i be the one ki be him yeah ♪ ♪ can i be him ♪ oh ki be him ♪ can i be him [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by fruit of the loom. keep your cool in briable underwear. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. our thanks again to james arthur. you are a real trouper. not feeling well and plugged it out like that. beautiful. would never ever know it. >> first time ever in the u.s. thanks. >> good morning i'm tamala
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edwards, 8:56 thursday, august 3. let's wrap up the look at traffic with matt pellman and 422 good morning.
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>> reporter: this is what we like to see, tam, the milk truck is back on its wheels first time since 5:00 a.m., when it flipped on irts -- its side on the ramp to 422 eastbound. le ramp is closed, people are detouring around. a lot of people are using egypt road the delays are spilling back on 422. sake 23 into gulph road into first avenue. norristown main street is closed because of a nasty crash at hamilton street. let's head outside to david murphy, good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, tam, we're off to a muggy start, sun and clouds, take a look 74 degrees in philadelphia. in the 60s in allentown and reading.
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this afternoon, 89 is the high, it will be muggy, there's a chance of spotty drenching showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. where they hit they will have a tendscy to stay in place or -- tendency to stay in place or move slowly. tomorrow, showers and thunderstorms, 89. a as you have crashed into a real estate office this morning in norristown. here how witnesses describe the crash as unbelievable and horrific. rival -- "live with kelly and ryan" is up next on 6abc. i'm tamala edwards. have a great thursday!
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, star of the new film "kidnap," halle berry. and we continue "live"'s summer selfie makeovers. and we have a performance from recording artist george thorogood. and we will announce the two finalists of the love it, share it, summer cookoff. plus, actor and dancer jenna dewan tatum takes a seat at the cohost desk. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are


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